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How science is telling us all to revolt

How science is telling us all to revolt | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.
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Spread the word, help change things before we die as a result of our unsustainable  behaviors.

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Head Transplants: Sergio Canavero Says First Patient Will Be Chinese National, Not Valery Spiridonov

Head Transplants: Sergio Canavero Says First Patient Will Be Chinese National, Not Valery Spiridonov | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has announced further details about the plan to carry out the world’s first head transplant surgery. In a turn of events, the operation will no longer be performed on Valery Spiridonov, a Russian man suffering from the muscle-wasting Werdnig-Hoffman's disease
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If the spinal repair technology is truly available they should share it immediately, IMO
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Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Antibiotic immunity is leading us into an age of unstoppable superbacteria, but one Oregon scientist has a plan to reverse the tide by rewriting bacterial DNA with a sophisticated new tool: PPMOs.
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Very specific but still in development and dependant on knowing exactly what bacteria is being fought.
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Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.
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This could save many many lives.
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For the first time ever, people have eaten chicken without killing a chicken.

For the first time ever, people have eaten chicken without killing a chicken. | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Lab-grown chicken is now a thing.
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They said it tastes like chicken!
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Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough

Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Research into solar fuels has taken a major step forward, with scientists nearly doubling the number of materials that could be used in the process. By having more materials available, the speed at which commercially viable solar fuels could be discovered has increased – a breakthrough that would allow
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Sounds fantastic : - )
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Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect”

Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect” | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
With the rise of the far right, transitioning away from coal may prove difficult.
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Perhaps it should be called the Coal Industry Job Deficit effect"
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The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes !

The structure of the BinAB toxin revealed : one small step for Man, a major problem for mosquitoes ! | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can!
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But can the environment survive without mosquitoes?
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Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There

Workers Dig Underneath This Old Prison — And Discover Something Shocking Buried There | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An old prison in Gloucester, England was torn down. No one could have predicted just what they'd find underneat
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Good thing they decided to curate their find : )
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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even moreso.
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Awesome idea : )
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New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests

New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Wounaan people are deploying drones and using GPS technology to get evidence of logging in their customary lands
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Hopefully not too late!
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WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers

WW1 U-boat mystery solved after wreck discovered by offshore wind farm developers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Wreck of German submarine missing since 1915 was unexpected discovery by
energy companies surveying seabed to plan wind farms
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Neat that this history could come to light.
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Giant plankton gains long-due attention

Giant plankton gains long-due attention | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team of marine biologists and oceanographers from CNRS, UPMC1 and the German organization GEOMAR have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic organisms called Rhizaria, which had previously been completely...
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Good to know where ocean food sources are and what they are.
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A single-celled organism capable of learning

A single-celled organism capable of learning | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that an organism devoid of a nervous system is capable of learning.
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Apparently the habituation disappears faster than it takes to develop.
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How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything else in the universe'

How our universe will end: 'The black holes will eat up everything else in the universe' | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The Milky Way will meet a lonely demise.
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Not for a long time, I hope.
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Warp in Space-Time Mega-Magnifies Supernova Explosion for Hubble

Warp in Space-Time Mega-Magnifies Supernova Explosion for Hubble | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Astronomers caught an extremely rare phenomenon: a galaxy positioned perfectly to give them a peek at a distant supernova through a gravitational lens, magnifie
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Wow, a 1 in 100,000 chance of this phenomenon occurring!
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Venom from deadly spider could stop stroke brain damage, say scientists

Venom from deadly spider could stop stroke brain damage, say scientists | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A bite from an Australian funnel web spider can kill a human in 15 minutes — but its venom could prove to be the world’s first treatment for brain damage caused by a stroke. Scientists were sequencing the DNA of the venom when they stumbled upon a compound, which they believe may have wide-reaching
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This is fantastic news!!
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New technique can effectively identify cancer-causing substances in urine or blood

New technique can effectively identify cancer-causing substances in urine or blood | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team of researchers, led by Professor Yoon-Kyoung Cho of Life Science at UNIST has recently developed a new technique that effectively identifies cancer-causing substances in the urine or blood.
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Great step in efficiency.
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The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch

The 15 most peculiar buildings in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
All in all, Swiss homes are pretty conventional, but there are a few exceptions.
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Tearing down the golden roof seems a bit authoritarian (what if everyone would want one)
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George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick

George W. Bush EPA chief slams Trump’s pick | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
"I don’t recall ever having seen an appointment of someone who is so disdainful of the agency.”
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Hopefully those in the Agency will not resign.
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Mars Lander Crash

Mars Lander Crash | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Space news
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Good that some data from this will still help next mission.
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Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed

Consumer perspective on GMO labeling in food revealed | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The presence and labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food has been hotly debated by consumers, manufacturers, scientists, and governments alike.
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So label it, already!!
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New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs

New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.
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Looking in all the right places.
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Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable

Closest ever exoplanet is potentially habitable | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, has a rocky, Earth-sized planet located in the star's habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on the surface.
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Time to develop warp drive : )
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Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River

Presumed dead, wild Atlantic salmon return to the Connecticut River | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Biologists discover first instance of salmon spawning since Revolutionary War, bringing new attention to canceled federal restoration program
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Restoration programs can work. : )
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‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious

‘Alien megastructure’ star keeps getting more mysterious | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A mysterious star that some astronomers believe could harbor an "alien megastructure,” continues to confound researchers. 
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Very intriguing
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